The School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology (SoAF) of the University of Dar es Salaam invites applications from Tanzanians for scholarships for MSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture (Coursework and Dissertation) and Ph.D. in Aquatic Sciences (Coursework and Dissertation).

SoAF is implementing a six-year project, “Samaki: Fisheries, nutrition, livelihoods, gender and rights” in Tanzania funded by Norad through its Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED II). The project's main aim is capacity building through postgraduate education and research collaboration and it has adopted an overarching interdisciplinary and holistic approach that will integrate five more specialized components. These components include fisheries (especially small-scale fisheries), nutrition (micronutrients from small fishes), livelihoods (incomes and food security), gender (women’s rights and gender equality) and rights (including human rights and governance). Main project partners include three from Norway (University of Tromsø, the Arctic University; University of Bergen & the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway (IMR)) and three from Tanzania (University of Dar es Salaam, State University of Zanzibar & Institute of Fisheries Research of Zanzibar). Within the University of Dar es Salaam, other academic units are the Department of Sociology; School of Law and Institute of Resource Assessment.


Masters dissertations and doctoral research projects will focus on topics from selected combinations of the specialized components of the project listed above. The scholarships will be granted for up to 2 years for MSc and 4 years for PhD (upon successful evaluation each year).


Application Procedures are provided on the attached pdf below

Applicants from disadvantageous groups are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission of applications is 28th August 2021. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Dean, School of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Technology through with a copy to Dr. Julius Francis (

Incomplete applications will not be considered



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